No Kill South Carolina is gaining attention around South Carolina and beyond. Please call Abigail Appleton if you have any questions at: (843) 329-1564 or email NoKillSouthCarolina@charlestonanimalsociety.org.

No Kill South Carolina’s Florence Area Community Cat Project Snips Cat No. 1000


No Kill SC 2024 launches Florence area community cat project


Charleston-based animal society working to reduce Florence free-roaming cat population with ‘community cat project’


Florence organization to spay, neuter 1,000 free-roaming cats, control population


Charleston Animal Society announces goal to have SC become a no-kill state by 2024


Charleston Animal Society announces plans to make SC a no kill state by 2024


FOCUS: $1 million challenge to fuel no-kill effort to save animals


Charleston Animal Society announces $1 million challenge to make SC a no-kill state


Charleston Animal Society celebrates 8-year milestone

Charleston County is the oldest No Kill Community for dogs and cats in the Southeast and is celebrating eight years as a No Kill Community.  

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How Charleston Animal Society’s ‘far-fetched’ idea could save lives statewide

[Charleston Animal Society] is celebrating the eighth successful year of its “No Kill Charleston” campaign and the fulfillment of a dramatically ambitious goal, especially for a shelter that takes in all animals from a region of the country where euthanasia rates run high.

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Increased pet adoptions make it one of the few fields to consider 2020 a successful year

More time at home in 2020 has meant more dogs and cats being adopted and brought home, according to those at South Carolina shelters.

Adoptions at Pawmetto Lifeline, a nonprofit shelter in Irmo, have been taking place at a pace that is 15 to 20 pets per week more than last year on average, according to CEO Denise Wilkinson.

Other services are in higher demand, too. More families are agreeing to foster pets in their own homes, Wilkinson said. It’s another example of how people who have switched to working from home have more time to care for animals.

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Greenville County Reaches No-Kill Status!

Shelly Simmons, animal care manager, said the no-kill goal is one the shelter couldn’t have reached without the community’s help. “We know it’s not going to get easier just because we made the announcement. It’s harder now than ever because of the animals that we’re seeing,” Simmons said.


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Carolina Cares with Tyler Ryan

Tyler Ryan speaks with Lexington County Animal Control Officer Lisa Thomas about the pet over population in the Palmetto State, and what organizations like the Charleston Animal Society are doing on the state wide level, working with cities and counties across the state to complete the “No Kill SC” initiative. Listen here

Cat cafe partners with local organization to decrease euthanization rates in the state

Pounce Cat Cafe in downtown Charleston is one of the most successful cat cafes in America, acting as a foster-to-adopt location for cats from Charleston Animal Society and freeing resources so they can help animals from shelters outside Charleston.

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Low-cost spay/neuter available in Orangeburg County

City of Columbia Animal Services manager Marli Drum writes:

One of the best ways to make sure this happens is to spay or neuter pets before they have a chance to breed.

Reaching this goal is becoming more and more attainable, especially with low-cost spay/neuter becoming more accessible.

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